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Cybersecurity: Innovating staff buy-in and avoiding silver bullet tools

The healthcare security landscape is always in flux. From ransomware to phishing attacks, hackers have continued to target the sector at a steady pace over the last few years. While the attack vectors may shift, the fact remains security must continu...

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Athenahealth may find Elliott Management its most promising suitor

Elliott Management may wind up buying athenahealth after its long and pressure-packed courtship, given that other potential buyers, including Cerner and UnitedHealthcare, are reportedly not interested, according to the New York Post. Elliott has team...

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VA CIO nominee to fix cybersecurity, EHR modernization

James Gfrerer testifying at the Senate Committee for Veterans Affairs. Credit: Senate.gov Improving communication between the departments at the Department of Veterans Affairs as it transitions onto modern platforms would be top priority for Pres...

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NHS England to invest in AI over the next twelve months

"I defy anyone who says the NHS is stuck in the mud or slow in its ways," said NHS England CEO Simon Stevens, at the Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester NHS England will invest in artificial intelligence (AI) over the next 12 ...

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Cutting-edge facility to use AI and develop new drugs for clinical testing within weeks

A ground-breaking facility that will harness Artificial Intelligence to develop new drugs for clinical testing within weeks is to be opened through investment from the new £103m Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI). Funded by the government throug...

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IT investment needed for better medication management, boosting patient safety

Hospital chief medical information officers are almost unanimous in recognizing the patient safety improvements that have been brought about by better medication management processes, according to a new poll from their U.S. trade group, the Associati...

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NHS announces new Genomic Medicine Service

Manchester, UK – National Health Service Chief Scientific Officer for England Sue Hill formally announced a new national Genomic Medicine Service at the Health and Care Innovation Expo here. The new service, set to be rolled out in October, wil...

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Blockchain being put to work by IBM, Intel, CDC to combat opioid epidemic

Of all the cutting-edge innovations currently buzzing in healthcare there is one that takes the latest and greatest crown: Blockchain. For all its hype, and there is still plenty of that, blockchain's potential to impact any number of healthcare...

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HHS HCCIC cybersecurity alert: New Ryuk ransomware quickly racking up damage

Credit: HHS Cybersecurity Program report Since the first week of August, researchers have seen an uptick in a new ransomware strain similar to the notorious SamSam virus, warned the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Cybersec...

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Mobile health app boosts HCAHPS scores, lowers costs at South Shore Health System

South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, is part of the South Shore Health System. Credit: Google Maps Boston's South Shore Health System was facing some challenges with five affiliated OB/GYN physician groups across 40 referring phys...

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Breaking new ground with population analytics

Credit: Google Maps While individual healthcare providers may be making great strides in deploying increasingly sophisticated patient record systems, far too many are still operating within comfortable organisational silos. To integrate care ...

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VA leadership woes: Readers nearly deadlocked on EHR project path

Since March, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has seen a lot of leadership turnover: 40 senior staffers by the Democrats count in May. The agency lost two more in late summer, with the departure of its EHR project office Chief Medical Officer ...

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